Recreational night life. Can it give rise to violent behaviours?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307896
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Recreational night life. Can it give rise to violent behaviours?
Author(s):
Lomba, Maria Lurdes
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Maria Lurdes Lomba, RN, MSc, PhD, mlomba@esenfc.pt
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Introduction: Night recreational settings have become a key location for the socialization of young people. However the hedonistic culture promoted the consumption of alcohol and drugs that for some young people health risk behaviours with alcohol and drug use and violence are necessary conditions to have fun in night recreational settings

Aim: to determine the prevalence of violent behavior associated with alcohol and drug consumption and participation in recreational nightlife activities of Portuguese young people.

Design: Quantitative, descriptive-correlational study.

Sample: 1346 clubbers of both sexes with an average age of 22.49 years, selected by Respondent-driven Sampling across 10 Portuguese cities in nightlife recreational settings.

Results: young people have regular habits of going out at night, especially at weekends. The most used substances are alcohol, cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy. Last year, in nightlife venues, 2.76% carried weapons, 8.55% were threatened/injured with a weapon and 8.17% were involved in fights. There’s a positive correlation between how often they were in fights or were threatened/injured and consumed alcohol and drugs with their engagement in recreational activities. Males and young people with lower education most often adopt the studied violent behaviors. Young people from a lower socioeconomic status carry weapons more often than those of an upper-middle status, but these later get involved in fights or are threatened/injured more often. Younger people are the ones who fight more frequently.

Conclusions: the influence of psychoactive substances and other risk determining factors should be taken into account on young people's behavior who attend night recreational settings.  The results from this study point towards the need for harm reduction programs which consider recreational settings as an environmental factor for violence, alcohol and drug use. Specific measures are also address to young people such as the suggested “motivational interview” to reduce personal risk behavior.

Keywords:
recreational nightlife; alcohol and drugs use; violent behaviors
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRecreational night life. Can it give rise to violent behaviours?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLomba, Maria Lurdesen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMaria Lurdes Lomba, RN, MSc, PhD, mlomba@esenfc.pten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307896-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Introduction: Night recreational settings have become a key location for the socialization of young people. However the hedonistic culture promoted the consumption of alcohol and drugs that for some young people health risk behaviours with alcohol and drug use and violence are necessary conditions to have fun in night recreational settings <p>Aim: to determine the prevalence of violent behavior associated with alcohol and drug consumption and participation in recreational nightlife activities of Portuguese young people. <p>Design: Quantitative, descriptive-correlational study. <p>Sample: 1346 clubbers of both sexes with an average age of 22.49 years, selected by Respondent-driven Sampling across 10 Portuguese cities in nightlife recreational settings. <p>Results: young people have regular habits of going out at night, especially at weekends. The most used substances are alcohol, cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy. Last year, in nightlife venues, 2.76% carried weapons, 8.55% were threatened/injured with a weapon and 8.17% were involved in fights. There’s a positive correlation between how often they were in fights or were threatened/injured and consumed alcohol and drugs with their engagement in recreational activities. Males and young people with lower education most often adopt the studied violent behaviors. Young people from a lower socioeconomic status carry weapons more often than those of an upper-middle status, but these later get involved in fights or are threatened/injured more often. Younger people are the ones who fight more frequently. <p>Conclusions: the influence of psychoactive substances and other risk determining factors should be taken into account on young people's behavior who attend night recreational settings.  The results from this study point towards the need for harm reduction programs which consider recreational settings as an environmental factor for violence, alcohol and drug use. Specific measures are also address to young people such as the suggested “motivational interview” to reduce personal risk behavior.en_GB
dc.subjectrecreational nightlifeen_GB
dc.subjectalcohol and drugs useen_GB
dc.subjectviolent behaviorsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:48Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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